Don’t Panic!

Published February 23, 2021 by tindertender

Get ready!

After 17 years underground where they’ve been since 2004, feeding on sap from the roots of plants, Brood X, one of the largest broods of cicadas, will be emerging soon to lay their eggs in trees.

The eggs will hatch 4-6 weeks later and the “big brood” will spend 2-4 weeks in late May and early June courting, mating, flying, and driving people crazy because cicadas can emit sounds between 80 and 100 decibels, equivalent to a low-flying airplane or a lawn mower.

You can expect to see them in Tennessee and about 14 other states as soon as the temperature reaches 64 degrees. Their offspring will head back underground until 2038.

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